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Recreation Coordinator - City of Mercer Island ( Job # 20-0010)

Minimum Salary: $72,500.00 per year
Maximum Salary: $76,316.00 per year
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Parks & Recreation
Open until filled.. Applications first reviewed on: Thursday, February 20, 2020
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


The Recreation Coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, scheduling, promoting and coordinating recreation programs for the City of Mercer Island. The Recreation Coordinator will supervise part time staff, instructors and volunteers in the operation of designated recreation programs and facility space. This position will assist in facility/program marketing and the creation of other promotional materials. This person will be a collaborative member of the Recreation Team and will assist with overall Parks and Recreation Department functions as needed. This position reports to the Recreation Supervisor.

Essential Job Functions
  • Identifies, plans, promotes and coordinates a variety of recreation programs including but not limited to: senior, adult/senior athletics, health/fitness, special interest, outdoor recreation, summer day camps and special events.
  • Assists in recruiting, training, scheduling, monitoring and evaluating work of part-time staff including facility supervisors, recreation leaders, contracted staff, volunteers and interns.
  • Provides information to the public regarding Mercer Island Parks & Recreation activities, programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Responsible for program fee development, generating and monitoring revenues and expenditures, preparing and monitoring assigned budgets, developing alternative funding through grants, cooperative programs and/or donations.
  • Monitors registrations for specific activity areas, conducts surveys and maintains records, prepares written reports relating to assigned programs and performs evaluations in program areas.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships and communication with other City departments, school district administration, county agencies, community organizations, and the general public.
  • Responsible for program research, development and activity write-ups for the Recreation Guide.
  • Leads activities as assigned. Makes regular program site visitations.
  • Determines material, equipment, facilities, supervision and instruction needs for each activity or program and coordinate with other staff members.
  • Develops news releases, flyers, brochures, signs, posters and other promotional materials.
  • Provides information and referral, addresses concerns, assists with telephone registrations and collects activity fees.
  • Provides staff support to assigned advisory boards, councils and commissions. Develops and delivers oral and written presentations as requested.
  • Assists as necessary with office and administrative functions including answering phones, processing registrations and answering participants questions.
  • Maintains materials, supplies and equipment including the replacing, repairing, cleaning and storing of items and equipment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualification & Education Requirements
  • Four (4) year degree preferred or (2) years minimum work experience in recreation management, hospitality, leisure services, recreation programming or related field.
  • Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) preferred.
  • Knowledge of the philosophy, principles and practices related to the coordination of a comprehensive community recreation program for multiple age groups and abilities including risk management.
  • Knowledge of program budget planning, development and tracking.
  • Ability to recruit and supervise part-time, seasonal, contracted, volunteer and intern staff.
  • Strong sense of accountability and teamwork, self-starter.
  • Highly organized, honest, professional and dependable.
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
  • Maintain excellent communication skills, including spelling and grammar.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to clearly express thoughts to others and exchange information.
  • Ability to make decisions under pressure with minimal supervision.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Perfectmind software is preferred.
  • Ability to work accurately with numbers, money and cash receipts.
  • Carries out work assignments in a timely manner.
  • Ability to cope with interruptions, prioritize work, organize documentation and coordinate work to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work with others in a friendly, cooperative and professional manner.
  • Knowledge of general office procedures and ability to use office machines (i.e. copy machine, printer, etc.)
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification or willing to obtain within first six (6) months of employment.
Other City Requirements
  • Ability to drive a City vehicle including large sized buses and vans (CDL not required), possess a current and valid Washington State driver's license and good driving record. Evidence of a good driving record is a condition of employment and a complete driving abstract will be required.
  • Completion of a Nationwide and Washington State criminal history background check is required in order to determine any past conviction history of crimes against persons, sexual assault or exploitation, and sexual or physical abuse and must be able to pass a thorough background check as required by the Child/Adult Abuse Information Act.
  • Completion of an I-9 Form, documenting eligibility to work in the United States.
Working Conditions and Physical Abilities

This position works primarily indoors, with some outdoor work required. The location of this position is near an exterior door that is often opened throughout a shift. Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate machines, objects, tools or controls and reaching with hands and arms. Work may routinely require the employee to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch and/or crawl. The employee may occasionally be required to work in outside weather conditions or in wet and/or humid conditions. Prolonged standing, sitting, and extensive computer and telephone use will be required. Employee must be able to push, pull, lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds, with the ability to set-up various equipment as needed. Employee must be able to use cleaning supplies and equipment as required. Employee must quickly possess the ability to retain solid knowledge of facility policies, department operations, and recreational activities. Employee must be able to multi-task and handle interruptions in addition to a regular workload. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in this work environment is usually moderately quiet to moderately loud but may be loud at times. Employee must be able to respond and react to an emergency in an effective manner, which includes performing CPR as well as reporting to work if requested when the Emergency Shelter is activated. Schedule is subject to change at any time in order to accommodate department scheduling needs - which may include additional night and weekend shifts, if needed. May be required to work non-standard workweeks and shifts to include overtime, split shifts, evenings, weekends, special events and/or holidays as deemed necessary by supervisors.



Mercer Island Community & Events Center
8236 SE 24th Street
Mercer Island , WA 98040